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Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

Made You Look

Another move designed to make the defender turn their head, Made You Look is a little trickier than your average fake, but manageable nonetheless.
 
  1. Dribble the ball behind your back for a few seconds and try to draw the defence towards you.
 
  1. Dribble the ball vertically behind you and catch it between your calf and thigh.
 
  1. As you do this, fake over the defender’s head with both hands.
 
  1. As they turn around, drop the ball and kick it at their back.
The Whirlwind [Video Demonstration]
Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

The Whirlwind [Video Demonstration]

 
This move is fairly testing, but the results are very impressive. It would be best to practice the motions of the trick before attempting it on a court.
 
  1. Dribble the ball between your legs to your right hand, and immediately perform a clockwise spin move.
 
  1. As you are halfway through the spin (i.e. when you have your back to your defender), dribble the ball behind your defender’s back.
 
  1. Continue the spin, and your momentum should take you in the direction of the ball. Retrieve it, and the move is complete.
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The Sideboard [Video Demonstration]
Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

The Sideboard [Video Demonstration]

 
You may have seen this trick performed by A.O., and it’s a real beauty if you can get it right. The move is far easier if you have a padded backboard, as many metal boards found on street courts are too thin.
 
  1. Dribble down the right-hand side of the court, towards the block.
 
  1. Perform a counter-clockwise spin move so that you end up with your right foot nearly touching the baseline.
 
  1. Take a hook-shot as if you are aiming to score, but throw the ball off the side of the board so that it returns to your hands. The defender should turn to look for the rebound.
 
  1. Catch the ball and continue as desired.
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The Hypnotizer [Video Demonstration]
Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

The Hypnotizer [Video Demonstration]

 
Another move made famous by Sizzle himself, the Hypnotizer can be spectacular. This trick is only effective when your defender is playing you very closely.
 
  1. Crouch down very low to the ground and dribble the ball rapidly behind your back.
 
  1. Having done for this for a few seconds, cup the ball between your hand and wrist and flick it (from behind) over both you and the defender.
 
  1. Pretend to continue dribbling until the defender straightens up, then run around them and retrieve the ball.
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Shammgod [Video Demonstration]
Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

Shammgod [Video Demonstration]

 
This move is the trademark of God Shammgod, formerly known as Shammgod Wells, who had a brief stint in the NBA with the Washington Wizards.
 
  1. With your right hand, dribble the ball so that it lands roughly a fifteen inches in front of your left foot.
 
  1. Lean forward as if to make a move towards the basket, but take the ball with your left hand and step back quickly. If performed smoothly, you’ll create a few feet of space between you and your defender.
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Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

Board Silly

This is another easy one, but popular nonetheless. You should begin somewhere around the free throw line.
 
  1. Dribble the ball through your legs to your right hand.
 
  1. In one smooth motion, throw the ball off the backboard and spin three hundred and sixty degrees counter-clockwise so that you are again square to the basket. This should cause your defender to turn around.
 
  1. Catch the ball in your left hand.
The Sucker [Video Demonstration]
Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

The Sucker [Video Demonstration]

 
When executed properly, few moves are as effective at embarrassing a defender as this.
 
  1. Dribble towards the basket, making sure that your defender stays close to you.
 
  1. When you reach the block, dribble the ball softly and catch it between your thigh and the back of your knee as you turn from the basket. Alternatively, catch the ball beneath your leg as is demonstrated in the video.
 
  1. Fake a shot with one hand. The defender should turn to look for the ball.
 
  1. Take the ball out from under your leg and continue as desired.
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Put It In The Air [Video Demonstration]
Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

Put It In The Air [Video Demonstration]

 
This move truly is a classic, and can be seen being carried out by Hot Sauce in several of the mixtapes.
 
  1. With your defender close, fake the ball over their head so that you are holding it behind their neck.
 
  1. Throw it straight up in the air and run a few paces to one side. The defender will follow you.
 
  1. Return to your original spot to retrieve the ball.
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The Blessing [Video Demonstration]
Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

The Blessing [Video Demonstration]

 
This move can be performed while dribbling with either hand, but we’ll assume that the right is being used. While fairly simple, anyone who has seen it will tell you how stylish it looks.
 
  1. Dribble low and fast until your defender crouches down.
 
  1. Straighten up and put your left hand on top of their head.
 
  1. With your right, dribble the ball behind your back to receive the ball in your right again.
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Off the Heezy [Video Demonstraion]
Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

Off the Heezy [Video Demonstraion]

 
This is a favourite of A.O., who has pulled the move off on various mixtapes. An optional extra is to pull the defender’s headband over their eyes prior to attempting the trick.
 
  1. Dribble low and fast to draw the defence towards you.
 
  1. When they crouch into the defensive position, straighten up and throw the ball gently off their forehead.
 
  1. Catch the ball and continue dribbling
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Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

Basketball rules – Court & Equipment

THIS IS BASKETBALL. An American-invented game hinged to science, skill and speed, basketball is played by two teams with five or (in rare circumstances) fewer players on each side. The ball is round and can be batted, bounced, rolled or thrown within the jurisdiction of the playing rules. The object of the game is tossing the ball through one of the two 10-foot-high baskets at opposite ends of the floor. If Team A shoots successfully into its own basket, it' s two or three points for Team A. It is also two points for Team 6 if Team A mistakenly shoots successfully into Team B' s basket.

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Ways to Improve Your Shooting
Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

Ways to Improve Your Shooting

You will find here 6 major tips to improve your shoot.

1. Get open.

Create a lead before you receive the ball. Take advantage of your teammates to find an open shot position. Set up the shot you want. "Hoped Shots" rarely end up in the basket.

2. Shot selection.
Know your ability and your shooting percentage. Concentrate a lot while shooting practice. This is important to have a higher percentage during practice. Some good practice shooters may become only average game shooters, but there are no poor practice shooters who are excellent game shooters.
Know where your teammates are before shooting. Make sure no teammate is open for a better shot. Know when to shoot. Passing up a good shot is just as important as taking a bad shot. Be aware of defensive players' and offensive rebounders' positions.

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Dunking on Shaq
Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 Christopher Sells

Dunking on Shaq

The Big Witness has managed to avoid being on the wrong end of a poster for most of his career. Somebody better tell these youngsters that Shaq ain't having it.

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